C. W. Matheson

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C. W. Matheson - Entry Llt for th International Racing i Team...
Entry Llt for th International Racing i Team Closed Trial Will Be j Held In April. i The time set by the Race Committee of 'the Automobile Club of" America for th filing of applications for places on th team of thre automobillsta which will represent JhU country In th annual race for th Bennett International Automobile Cup next Bummer expired -f, midnight Saturday without the addition of any more names to th list of five who were entered several weeks ago. These ar Alexander Wlnton and L. P. Mooers of Cleveland. Ohk.; Percy Owen and Harry 8. Harknss of this city, and C. W. Matheson of Grand Rapids. Mich. V ; : Alexander .Winton already has been selected for the team, leaving two places yet to be tilled by the Racing Committee. Each of the other competitors baa been notified 9 present himself and his machine In this city.on April 11 to take part in such trials and tests as the committee shsll Impose. EacU of the five entrants is having a racing automobile built j for the race, and Matheson. who has made two entries, is bur.dlng two racer. I : No details of th testa which will be required have been mad public by th committee as yet but it la expected that they will include a race of at leaat one hundred miles in addition to a hill-cllmblng contest There Is a difficulty In' the way of holding these tests on account Of the fact that racing at high speed on the highways is illegal and a race on a track would not lafford a good test of i the vehicles. It Is expeciea inai in is part ot tne test will be transferred to soma Bute wher there is no State speed law and th consent of county or township authorities for the competition may be obtained. There is no such law In Maryland, for example, and the use ot the fifty-mile stretch of road between Baltimore and; Washington might be obtained for the purpose. It passes through a rather thinly populated country and is Just hilly enough to furnish a good test of the Vehicles. ' W. J. Stewart of the New Jersey Automobile Club, who is Chairman f the Racing, Commute of the American Automobile Association, believes that a perfect automobile .speedway has been discovered on the east coast of Florida and will leav sort about sixty miles south of St Augustine, to Investigate the matter. From I urmona a imp wnnunu a. ainp ui sanov oeacn extends l m cm t ntnivhi fn, vr mn n - r?outh and it is so hard and smooth that - ' - IMWl 1, UWI It has Ion ten th riMtAm nt -.-, - Ortnond, Dayton, and other near-by resorts to us th beach for riding or driving. When th wind blows straight along the beach bicycle fitted with sails ar used to coast long distance before th wind, th return trip being mad by train or by the more sheltered road along the bank ot the Halifax River. A distance of about twenty mile has been coasted in an hour on this beach. I There are now a number of automobiles at Ormond, Day tons. Sett Breese, and other resorts along this beach, .and It to proposed to hold a thre days' automoblllng carnival, beginning with a floral festival and parade on March V and including an elaborate Drorramm of ram i aik contests. . - Th Huns and Tours' Committee of ihe Automobile Club of America has planned a run from Lakewood. N. J.. to thl city on Monday, Feb. Zt. Th members will meet at the Ikewood Hotel at 6 P. M on KatlirilAV EVt, VI mrA .mrill a n n A a .. at Lkewood. returning to this city on th following Monday. The rout wUl be through Freehold, New Brunswick, and Newark, and tb distance will b about elxhlv miles. A meeting of the Board of Governors of the Automobile Club of America will b held st the clubhouse, ,71a Fifth Avenu. to-morrow afternoon. . i '

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 02 Feb 1903, Mon,
  3. Page 10

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